Qualcomm Rides the Mobile Wave

Last fall, wireless chip company Qualcomm quietly passed Intel in market capitalization. Today, the two companies are neck and neck — Intel’s market cap of $112 billion was slightly ahead of Qualcomm’s $110 billion as of mid-April. But the fact that Qualcomm is even close is astounding. Its annual revenue is only 40 percent of…

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Generating Buzz With Social Media

Can social networking enhance the buyer-seller relationship in the electronic components market? That's the subject of a discussion in the electronics components supply network on LinkedIn. The consensus of most participants is that social networking is an up-and-coming way to get the word in the business-to-business space but not necessarily as a platform to close…

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Infographic: Traceability Issues in the Supply Chain

Managing recalls and tracking elements in your supply chain has never been more complex. And just about half of companies believe they have good processes in place to handle issues: (Source: RedPrairie via Visua.ly) Related posts: Infographic: Supply Chain’s RFID Advantage Infographic: E-Waste – Where Does it All Go? Infographic: Pricing, Inventory & Lead Time…

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ISM: Manufacturers Upbeat Through End of Year

Economic growth is expected to continue in the United States throughout the remainder of 2013, say the nation’s purchasing and supply executives in their spring 2013 Semiannual Economic Forecast. Expectations for the remainder of 2013 continue to be positive in both the manufacturing and non-manufacturing sectors. These projections are part of the forecast issued by…

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Tool or Platform: The Cloud’s Role in the Supply Chain

Although the cloud is considered a platform rather than a tool, aspects of the cloud are particularly well-suited to supply chain management (SCM). Among the advantages of cloud solutions tailored for SCM are speed, visibility, ease-of-use and low cost of implementation. Two companies,   E2open Inc. and GT Nexus, have been particularly active in the supply…

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Mexican Drug Lord’s Supply Chain Leadership

Supply chain leaders come in all forms. Josh Meyer, writing in Quartz, pulls some supply chain-building insights from Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman Loera, the head of Mexico's notorious Sinaloa Federation. Meyer introduces us (or at least me) to a new phrase, “deviant globalization,” coined by historian Nils Gilman and the co-editors of a 2011 book…

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